Wednesday, December 05, 2007

FO: Drops Jacket

I keep trying to get a decent photo of this. And I keep failing. Considering my previous bad luck with the jumper I think I should just blog on and be done with it.

drops - open

Pattern: The snappily titled "103-1 Jacket in Eskimo or Silke-Alpaca with A-shape and ¾-long or long sleeves", more commonly known as Drops Jacket. I added a slipped stitch at the start of each row - this gives a really nice neat edge. A Zimmerman trick, well worth applying. I also added a button because I felt it needed it.
Needles: 5.0 mm 80cm circ.
Yarn: Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Chunky very cheap from cucumberpatch.com sale page. The pattern is written in two guages, but I fell in between the two, so worked as if it were aran but cast on for a slightly bigger size (I've noticed lots people who've knitted this jacket fudging this way). It's 100% wool - and even the extra fine merino itches my neck slightly, but as a cardigan I obviously have something underneath. I can't really wear it with short sleeves for long though - get ikky rash on my elbows. Grrr for wool allergy because I love this yarn - so squishy and warm.
Buttons: Bought at John Lewis in a rush at a weekend, so I can't remember any details. I really like the dark wood with the deep red yarn.

Bad luck and photos aside, it's a great piece. Warm, a quick knit, reasonably smart. And I promise it doesn't it doesn't normally cut my chest in quite such an unflattering manner when done up. Neither to I tend to hide behind my hair when wearing it. So much for winter photography.

drops neck hiding

18 comments:

Stacey said...

very nice! the color is pretty...the yarn looks smushably soft!

Veronique said...

It looked lovely when you were wearing it in NY! Great job :)

The_Add_Knitter said...

Phenomenal colour, a great fit!!

Clare said...

This is gorgeous- I have been keeping an eye on this pattern for ages, and I think this is my favourite so far, a fantastic colour.

orata said...

Looks gorgeous!

Oiyi said...

Very nice color choice and it looks great.

KNITSABELLA said...

Yay! I like this a lot - nice color choice, and it looks great on you! Drops is up for nomination at SKC, so yours might be getting a few dozen siblings in the coming months.

gleek said...

i love it! each time i see this pattern knit up, i want to knit it even more :)

shazrazzamatazz said...

Oh yes! :)

molly! said...

It looks so good! I love this sweater and the color and buttons you chose are gorgeous.

Kate said...

It is gorgeous - I may try knitting it as well!

Theresa said...

If it looks this good in the "bad" pictures, I'm sure it looks even better in real life.

Team Knit ! said...

It's gorgeous!! What an amazing colour. Great job!
- Julie

Laura said...

Your cardigan looks beautiful - which suits me well, because I'm working on the same model with the same yarn (from the same sale page :)). I'm wondering which size you made with your 12 skeins? I'm making the S with lots of extra-length...
(the project can be found in Ravelry, my name there is Nuttu)

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